Translation of handbrake in Spanish:


freno (de pastilla), n.

Pronunciation /ˈhæn(d)ˌbreɪk//ˈhan(d)breɪk/


  • 1US

    (on bicycle)
    freno (de pastilla) masculine
  • 2British

    Motor Vehicles
    freno de mano masculine
    to apply/release the handbrake poner/sacar / soltar el freno de mano
    • Someone released the handbrake, causing the vehicle to roll down the hill and hit two parked cars.
    • ‘I was told that the car should not be in gear and that the handbrake should be on,’ said Alan.
    • He pulls up the handbrake and tests to see if they hold.
    • I didn't like the electric handbrake, it was very confusing and the digital speedo is difficult to read.
    • It has a punchy 1.6 litre petrol engine and lots of useful gadgets, including an electric handbrake and automatic lights and wipers, as well as lots of useful storage space.
    • Turn off the ignition of vehicles and put the handbrakes on.
    • Fortunately, the driver was able to stop the vehicle using the handbrake and nobody was hurt.
    • Rob Hirst, an inspector with the Health and Safety Executive, found that the handbrake on the tractor was not working effectively when he arrived at the scene.
    • The operation of the handbrake, steering, brake and clutch oozes quality, and the fittings are impressive.
    • Policemen allegedly pursued looting suspects, leaving the handbrake off and the vehicle out of gear.
    • In several quick, smooth movements, he had taken off the handbrake, shifted the gears and pulled the car out of the parking spot.
    • The driver of a nearby car gave her a strange look and asked: ‘Why don't you just pull up the handbrake?’
    • He would accelerate, then pull the handbrake up and then he would have to keep really good control of the steering wheel as the car spun round.
    • Poorly working handbrakes are a particular hazard.
    • He had stopped on the slope, applied the handbrake and left the tractor to clear a blockage in the attached baler, leaving the engine running.
    • Then I noticed it was under the steering wheel - one of those new-fangled stupid handbrakes.
    • Disable the vehicles involved by turning off engines and applying handbrakes.
    • Conventional handbrakes are being replaced by electronic buttons that release the brakes.
    • She pulls the handbrake, but being her, doesn't pull it on harder enough.
    • There's a smart storage space in the centre console where the handbrake and gear lever usually are: here you can put your keys, handbag, mobile phone and there's also room for a lap top.